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Steven Winn

Steven Winn is a San Francisco based free-lance writer and critic and frequent City Arts & Lectures interviewer. His work has appeared in Art News, California, Humanities, Manhattan, Symphony Magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Articles by this Author

Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 11, 2020

Soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Ryan McKinny star in the world premiere.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
December 23, 2019

The countertenor’s stunning technique and stirring emotional delivery meld perfectly with VOM’s impeccable Baroque chops.

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Recital Review
December 17, 2019

Jumping in midway through the pianist’s concert series of the complete cycle feels just fine.

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Opera Review
December 8, 2019

Ashley Dixon and Christian Pursell stand out on a stage bursting with talent.

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Chamber Music Review
December 6, 2019

Soprano and quartet are transcendent in Schoenberg’s Quartet No. 2.

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Opera Review
November 25, 2019

Contralto Sara Couden’s double-role performance stands out in Ars Minerva’s latest re-creation of a forgotten opera.

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Opera Review
October 14, 2019

Every detail of performance and staging contributes to making Michael Cavanagh’s reimagined production a feast for the ears and eyes.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 6, 2019

Prodigy Maria Dueñas burns through Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in her debut with the SFS.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 27, 2019

MTT deftly corrals the SF Symphony, Chorus, and soloists, and cellist Oliver Herbert turns in a stellar performance of Haydn.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 13, 2019

The dramatic work showcases the powerful 25-year partnership between conductor and orchestra.

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Opera Review
September 9, 2019

The local favorite fronts a powerful cast in SF Opera’s Roméo et Juliette.

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Opera Review
August 12, 2019

Soprano Sara LeMesh is extraordinary in this gripping production of Missy Mazzoli’s adaptation of the Lars von Trier film.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
August 6, 2019

American Bach Soloists perform a version of the beloved score recently discovered in Lyon.

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Opera Review
August 5, 2019

A fresh, nonbinary take on Gluck’s opera eschews easy resolutions.

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Recital Review
July 2, 2019

Soprano Heidi Moss Erickson and pianist John Parr track the arc of the composer’s songwriting through eight decades.

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Opera Review
June 17, 2019

Dvořák’s brilliant opera gets the production it deserves at San Francisco Opera.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 27, 2019

Guest conductor Krzysztof Urbański makes the most of Grażyna Bacewicz’s 1943 Overture.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 14, 2019

Bernstein’s still-vibrant musical gets a thrilling account at the Paramount from the Oakland Symphony and a bevy of strong soloists and choirs.

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Opera Review
May 11, 2019

Raising more questions than it answers, Niloufar Talebi’s unconventional opera boasts fine performances and stylish staging.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 19, 2019

Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik shines brightest in a bevy of glittering soloists.

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